Unless you want to travel by a ferry which often sails through scenes not unlike the opening 30 minutes of The Day After Tomorrow, the only way to get to Barra Island is by a small propeller plane chartered by British Airways.
Tha e math a bhith a' fuireach ann am Barraigh, gu h-àraid anns an t-samhradh. Bidh a' ghrian ris agus bidh a h-uile duine a' dol gu na tràighean àlainn, geala agus a' snàmh anns a' mhuir.
They look like baby bird abortions, but these little rock-clinging squidgy guys oooked in garlic butter and seasoned with lemon and pepper is the second most delicious snack on the island after the black pudding.
Depending on How you look at it, Barra is either an untainted paradise or the most boring place in the world. If you’re a retired fisherman then it’s the first one. If you’re a 17-year-old kid transplanted there from the city, then you’re putting your...
I am originally from Vatersay, which is a small island not far from Barra. The population is about 80 people. My husband Ian is from Barra, although I always thought I’d never get married to a Barra guy.
This is the only graffiti we saw on the island apart from on the bus shelter.